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Hospitals boost staff capacity

Update: February, 08/2012 - 10:07

 

Doctors examine patients at the Ha Noi-based National Institute of Geriatrics. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc
HCM CITY — Hundreds of doctors, nurses and medical students at hospitals in HCM City and neighbouring provinces attended a lecture on emergency aid and nursing at Binh Dan Hospital yesterday. In addition to the hospital lecture, another 40 healthcare professionals from the Australia - Viet Nam Volunteers Resource Group, who were separated into several groups, spoke about the latest nursing and emergency aid treatments at seven hospitals in the city.

Tu Du Hospital, Hung Vuong Hospital, Cho Ray Hospital, Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital, Children's Hospitals 1 and 2 and HCM City Hospital for Traumatic and Orthopaedic.

According to Vo Thuan Anh, head of Binh Dan Hospital's Nursing Department, the training course has been held annually for two weeks.

Before organising the course at Binh Dan Hospital, the foreign experts had given training at HCM City Children's Hospital 2 on Monday.

In return, team members gain valuable insights and have a sense of purpose displayed by Vietnamese health care professionals working in less affluent and trying circumstances.

One of the lecturers, Gerry Silk of AVVRG, said the local healthcare professionals had a good level of knowledge and the hospitals had good equipment.

The non-governmental organisation provides the latest in medical education to hospital staff at eight major hospitals in HCM City and regional and rural medical centres.

The programme initially supported Vietnamese nurses in 2002. At that time, the course was held at only two hospitals, Binh Dan Hospital and HCM City Children's Hospital 1.

The conferences have evolved to include several other healthcare professions. — VNS

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